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    Hello and thank you to the PBC Pitmaster Club community

    Hey all,
    This is Ben from the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) area. Just wanted to say hello and thank you all for your help (even if you didn't know you were offering it) during the first few months of my PBC adventures. Just moved and finally had the proper outdoor space for a smoker, so got a Weber Genesis II and a PBC for my smoking needs.

    Have had some early temperature struggles (the pit kept wanting to settle around 220 degrees or so, which was making cook times longer), but I've had more success recently following the fzxdoc methods to a T.

    Finally feeling like I'm hitting my stride, here's a photo of the Thanksgiving turkey, some SRF beef ribs and the kill2grill al pastor.

    Happy holidays/new year to everyone!
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      Those are great photos! While I don't have a PBC, I am never less than amazed at the advice folks give here for fire management and temping on such a wide variety of cooking implements. You have an issue...someone has a solution.




          Welcome from upstate NY! It looks like you are off to a great start! Looking forward to seeing more of your posts & cooks.


            Greetings from NW Oregon.


              Welcome from Western Massachusetts. A recent PBJ user. Love it.


                Looking fine! Welcome!


                  Looks great! Welcome to the Pit.


                    Cooks look great and welcome from Ocean City.


                      Welcome to The Pit. Well done on the cooks.


                        Welcome from Virginia!


                          Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

                          Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!


                            Those are some nice-looking cooks, bkwildcats . The PBC is a cooking machine, for sure. I'm glad you're enjoying yours.

                            Thank you for the shout out; glad I could be of some help. I get so much help from others on this site about so many things that it's nice to be able to help someone as well now and again.



                              Great looking cooks! I'm glad you decided to share them with us.



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